Measuring Sustainable Impact continues to be a challenge

Measuring Sustainable Impact continues to be a challenge

Measuring Sustainable Impact continues to be a challenge

Guillaume Mascotto, Head of ESG and Investment Stewardship, American Century Investments explains the Impact thesis behind their Emerging Markets Sustainable Impact Report 2020 and how measuring Impact continues to be a challenge.

Measuring Economic and Social Impact

Measuring Impact

Seeking Impact: The Measurement Challenge

New York, NY / February 15th, 2017

You can’t manage what you don’t measure, as the adage goes. Big advances are being made in measuring social impact and environmental sustainability thanks to the efforts of organisations such as the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board and Global Impact Investment Network. But what remains to be done? Are the right things being measured? What reporting and auditing rules are needed to create confidence in claims about achieving impact and sustainability? What do we already know about the impact of current investment choices?

Dan Hanson, partner, Jarislowsky Fraser Global Investment Management and founding member, SASB Board 

Jessica Matthews, managing director and head of mission-related investing practice, Cambridge Associates

Matthew Weatherley-White, managing director, The CAPROCK Group

Erika Karp, founder and chief executive, Cornerstone Capital Inc

Moderator: Matthew Bishop, senior editor, The Economist Group

How to challenge the world of impact measurement | Rocky Hehakaija | TEDxAmsterdamWomen

Rocky Hehakaija is the first female member of the world’s best street football team, The Street Legends, and the first woman with her own character in the game FIFA20 Volta Street. After she had to quit playing football at a young age due to a serious knee injury she decided to change course. She is now the director of her own foundation called Favela Street with projects all around the world. With the belief that one individual can impact an entire community, she uses football to create a new generation of role models that can change their communities.

Her vision on creating sustainable change is focused on expectations. How do you challenge expectations? How do you go beyond your expectations and unlimit yourself? Together with researcher Laura Jonker she developed an innovative impact measurement tool that measures the personal growth of the young participants and the effect of that growth on the people around them, the so-called ripple effect. With this tool and her vision she challenges the status quo in the NGO world regarding impact measurement. She challenges governing bodies and policies to shift from a quantitative approach with focus on scale and numbers to a more qualitative approach with focus on measuring the sustainable change. Roxanne Hehakaija, better known as Rocky, is a familiar face in the international street football world, as the only female member of the Street Legends, the best street football team in the world. Besides her passion for street football, she has played for ‘Jong Oranje’. After a serious knee injury ended her career she started a new mission. Together with Philip Veldhuis she started the Favela Street Foundation, an organization that empowers young people to become role models through the power of street football. Rocky is a consultant with organizations such as Nike and UEFA, and is a much sought-after speaker both nationally and internationally. The BBC included her in the “BBC 100 Women” and she received a nomination for ‘World’s Most Innovative Women’ alongside Michelle Obama and peace activist Zahra ‘Langhi. Her latest accomplishment on the field is becoming the first female character in FIFA20. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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